Travel to Brooks Lodge and Brooks Falls where brown bears feed and the friendly National Park Service rangers will answer all of your questions about this incredible park. This trip includes round trip air transportation from Anchorage.
Brooks Lodge overlooks the World Famous Brooks River in the heart of Katmai National Park. The lodge, originally conceived as a fishing camp, has been in operation since 1950 and has gained a worldwide reputation, attracting visitors from all continents. Katmai National Park boasts the largest population of protected brown bears in the world. During the summer sockeye salmon runs, Katmai's Brooks River is the focus of bears feeding in the park, providing visitors with unparalleled views of Alaskan brown bears in their natural habitat.
Your travels to Brooks Lodge in Katmai National Park begin when you board a twin-prop aircraft in Anchorage bound for Kulik Lodge or King Salmon, Alaska. Upon arrival you will be met for your short bus transfer to a Katmai Air floatplane. From there you will connect for your 20-minute scenic floatplane adventure to Brooks Lodge. Once at Brooks Lodge you will be given a brief bear orientation by a park ranger and learn how to conduct yourself while exploring in bear country. You will have the opportunity to visit the World Famous Brooks Falls where brown bears feed and the friendly National Park Service rangers will answer all of your questions about this incredible park.
The Katmai National Park one-day tour includes round-trip air transportation from Anchorage to Brooks Lodge (Brooks Camp) for your unguided adventure in Katmai (Brooks Falls). Lunch can be purchased at the main lodge during your visit. Though the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes" Natural History Tour is not available on this one-day tour, you may want to inquire about flightseeing tours, canoe and kayak rentals, or guided fishing trips offered through the Brooks Lodge office upon arrival.
|One-day tour $778.00 per person|
|All Fees and Taxes are included|
Breakfast: Adult $17.00 / Child $12.00
Lunch: Adult $24.00 / Child $15.00
Dinner: Adult $40.00 / Child $23.00
Child prices based on ages 2-11 years of age
Canoes: $12.00 per hour OR $40.00 per day
Kayaks: $16.00 per hour OR $60.00 per day
Weather and Clothing: Be prepared for stormy weather and sometimes sunshine. Summer daytime temperatures can range from about mid-50s to mid-60s degrees F; the average low is 44. Strong winds and sudden gusts frequently sweep the area. Skies are clear about 20 percent in summer and light rain can last for days.The atmosphere at the lodge is casual, so bring comfortable medium weight sport clothes. By dressing in layers, you can add or subtract clothing and be comfortable regardless of the whim of the weather. Internet service is not available at the lodge.
Laundry Facilities: Laundry Facilities are not available at Brooks Lodge.
Insects: You will need insect repellent. Head nets are highly recommended.
"Bear Jam!": Bear activity at the Lower River may delay crossing Brooks River Bridge. Please be prepared to wait in windy and/or rainy conditions and allow yourself ample time to meet meal services and/or your departing flight.
The following items are a must: Warm jacket or sweater, personal items, walking shoes or boots, sunglasses, raincoat, camera & memory cards, long sleeve shirts; mosquito repellent should be kept with scarf, hat or cap during your travel. Examples of optional items you might consider are binoculars and a day pack.
Find a variety of items for sale that may make your stay in Katmai more pleasant and enjoyable.
Personal Items: Toothpaste, insect repellent, soap, film (no memory cards available), batteries and tobacco.
Food and Beverages: Candy, ice, soft drinks, and other snack items including trail mix, beef jerky, etc.
Souvenirs: Hats, sweat shirts, t-shirts, post cards, coffee mugs, posters and more.
Fishing Tackle: Line, leader, lures, flies and Alaska fishing license.
Rental Items: Rods & reels, chest waders, canoes, kayaks, single burner stoves, bear resistant containers and showers and towels (for campers).
* Camp stove fuel is available: white gas, propane & JetBoil (propane/butane mix).
* Ice is available for purchase at Brooks Lodge.
** Store purchases may be made with Cash, Travelers Checks, MasterCard or Visa.